Mar 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in the south bay to honor those killed during had a war. ktvu's john sasaki was in san josi, where soldiers' families told him about the importance of that monument. >> reporter: in dramatic tribute a vietnam- error helicopter flew over the any san josi vietnam memorial. >> it's important to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during that era. >> reporter: hundreds came together to honor the 142 men known as the sons of san josi. >> who sacrificed their lives fighting for the freedom and ideas of our country. >> reporter: the crowd was moved as the memorial was unveiled. then all the names were honored individually. >> lance corporal steven walters, jr.. marine corps. >> one of those who died was 20-year-old kenneth dahl and his sister was there honoring both him and their brother jason dahl the captain the united 93 that crashed in pennsylvania on 9/11. >> i'm so proud of both of them. it's been over the years, i'm so proud of their service to our country. >> reporter: what do you think? >> you just don't think about it, you feel it. >> reporter: aft
Mar 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the new pope, ktvu's john sasaki continues our coverage. john? >> reporter: st. mary's is the primary church for the diocese and today was the place to be for celebrating the church's new leader. [ singing ] >> reporter: this afternoon's service began with the procession and the archbishop expressed gratitude. >> first pope from the americas. >> reporter: this was a normal service but many people felt they had to be here today for the pope. >> special taking the name francis for our city of san francisco. reach out to the poor. >> reporter: he summed up the feeling in unconventional terms. >> this is an emotional high for us. >> reporter: pope francis was an unknown before yesterday but they learned about him quickly. >> i am impressed that he road the bus. he did his own cooking. >> he preaches -- simple life. i think that is very encouraging. >> we had to pray hard the holy spirit would give us what we need and we have it. >> the pope opposes gay marriage. something the archbishop could be overcome in san francisco. >> i hope someone who has been so strong on social justice issues.
Mar 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
is facing probation from the ncaa. john sasaki is live with how it all stems from free shoes for certain students. john? >> reporter: this school community is disappointed in today's news. it is all laid out in this report from the ncaa, which shows what the st. mary's basketball team did wrong and the punishment it faces. st. mary's college is a catholic school, which today confessed to committing ncaa violations. >> i take full possibility for any, any missteps. >> reporter: the school announced that its basketball team has been sanctioned for the actions of a former assistant coach. >> we have been fully cooperating with the ncaa for over two years on this investigation. >> reporter: the athletic director explained the violations were committed by assistant coach keith moss, who resigned in 2009. >> arranging for housing and providing, you know, smaller benefits such as shoes and workout gear to a prospective student athlete. >> reporter: the school was also penalized for not monitoring the coach's actions closely enough. the penalties include the loss of two scholarships and head coa